About Us | Barr Group Aerospace (dba AeroWeb)

Barr Group Aerospace (BGA) is a private consulting firm dedicated to economic and industrial aerospace & defense market research. We are experts in aerospace & defense market intelligence and development of web-based data and information solutions. Contact us today and let us know how we can assist you and your company. You can learn more about our products and services here: Capabilities

The AeroWeb is a web-based Aerospace & Defense market intelligence platform jointly owned by J. Kasper Oestergaard and Barr Group Aerospace. It is designed to support the aerospace industry by providing up-to-date aerospace & defense market data and forecasts. The data is provided free of charge. The AeroWeb has more than 50,000 visitors per month and is growing well.

The main offices of Barr Group Aerospace are located in the city of Gulf Shores, in Baldwin County, Alabama. Gulf Shores is located on the Gulf Coast. The beautiful scenery, warm climate, and wide sandy beaches make it a popular holiday destination.


A strong and innovative U.S. aerospace & defense industry where companies make sound and well-informed strategic decisions based on comprehensive market intelligence data.


To provide our clients with the best, the most comprehensive and most up-to-date aerospace market intelligence and data.

In a bigger perspective

With our market intelligence, we aim to contribute to:

I. Keeping aerospace & defense companies informed about what is happening in the aerospace industry both in the U.S. and overseas.

II. Create research and forecasts that enable aerospace & defense companies to make sound strategic decisions.

III. Make government at all levels aware of the importance of having a dynamic, vibrant, and innovative U.S. aerospace & defense industry.

Contact Information:

Barr Group Aerospace - AeroWeb
1574 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
e-mail: customerservices@bga-aeroweb.com

Our Clients:

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
Alcoa, Inc.
AT Kearney
Bain & Company
Continental Tire
Defense Logistics Agency
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Hexcel Corporation
Honeywell International, Inc.
Infinitas Ventures, LLC
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
McKinsey & Company
Myers Industries
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Ohio Aerospace Institute
Raytheon Co.
Triman Industries

Top 10 AeroWeb Users (2014):

1. U.S. Military and DoD
2. The Boeing Company
3. Northrop Grumman
4. Raytheon Co.
5. Lockheed Martin
6. United Technologies Corp. (UTC)
7. Honeywell
8. Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC)
9. L-3 Communications
10. General Electric Co.

Staff | AeroWeb

Joakim Kasper Oestergaard Balle

Owner and Managing Director | AeroWeb

Joakim Kasper Oestergaard is the Owner and Managing Director of AeroWeb and a former employee of Barr Group Aerospace. In 2008, he came up with the idea for what would eventually evolve into the AeroWeb, which he launched with Sonny Barr in July 2010. He is an expert in aerospace & defense market intelligence, fuel efficiency in civil aviation, defense spending and defense programs. Mr. Oestergaard works for Terma Aerostructures A/S in Grenaa, Denmark - a leading manufacturer of composite and metal aerostructures for the F-35 Lightning II and other aircraft platforms. Mr. Oestergaard has a Master's Degree in Finance and International Business from the Aarhus School of Business - Aarhus University in Denmark.

Stanton E. Smith

Vice President, Marketing and Business Development | Barr Group Aerospace

Stanton E. Smith is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Stan comes to BGA after a long career with Northrop Grumman where he held the position as Director of Proposals, Electronic System Sector, Estimating and Pricing. Working out of their Baltimore office, he was responsible for estimating and pricing in the Electronic System sector as well as cost analysis, estimating system oversight, and audit. His more than 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry dates all the way back to his years with Vought Aircraft, prior to their merger with Northrop Grumman, where he also managed both commercial and military contracts and pricing organizations. He earned his B.A. from Hillsdale College, his MBA from the University of Texas, Arlington and holds a Masters Certificate from George Washington University in Government Contracting. For three years, until March 2012, he served as Chairman leader of the Northrop Grumman DCAA Working Group. At Barr Group Aerospace, he will assume all the duties of marketing and business development leadership. In particular, his responsibility will be to help further the widespread use of the nation's number one online source for aerospace information, the AeroWeb.

In Loving Memory

Dr. Saul “Sonny” Z. Barr (1949-2015)

Former Managing Director and Senior Aerospace Economist | Barr Group Aerospace

Dr. Saul Z. Barr (1949-2015) was the owner and founder of Barr Group Aerospace. In 2010, together with Joakim Kasper Oestergaard, he launched the AeroWeb, a comprehensive aerospace & defense market intelligence website, which is very popular among major aerospace OEMs and the U.S. military. Until his death in 2015, Dr. Barr worked as Managing Director and Senior Aerospace Economist at Barr Group Aerospace. More than anything, Dr. Barr was a great scholar. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts for his undergraduate degree and the University of Florida for his Doctorate in 1978. He later became Professor Emeritus in Economics and Finance at the University of Tennessee, where he served as the Tom Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Private Enterprise. He was a financial consultant to the U.S. Air Force and Defense Logistics Agency as well as numerous companies such as Raytheon, Goodyear, Honeywell and Alcoa. He wrote several books including more recently, "The Expeditionary Aerospace Force" for the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). Dr. Barr is survived by his wife, Kristjana I. Barr, two daughters and four grandchildren.